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ARIES (March 21-April 19)
In the morning, luck and intuition blend together to create extraordinary and memorable results. Embrace this rare opportunity! Tension builds in the evening, and you might need to distance yourself from an issue in order to make a reasona . . . more »


A good wine can add to the holidays

By Howard Hewitt
Holiday parties, family gatherings and festive weekends make up the holidays for most of us. A bottle of good wine adds to the festivities or makes a great gift for a friend, host or Secret Santa.
Now that I work part time in wine retail, the numbe . . . more »


A recipe that takes you to warm Brazil

Take a much-needed break without leaving home by cooking up this exotic chicken dinner. Inspired by the traditional feijoada dish from Brazil, this stew substitutes lean chicken for the usual pork and adds extra vegetables and fiber-rich black beans. Fresh oranges . . . more »


Crew fights structure fire

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
The Madison Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire just west of the intersection of State Road 28 and North County Road 900 West, at Fickle, at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday and were on site at the blaze unt . . . more »


Public Record

Dec. 7
Tara Ranae Cassada, 32, Frankfort, arrested on a writ of attachment; held on $300 bond
Robert Earl Jones, 53, Chicago, was arrested on an unspecified charge and a warrant; held on $1,000 bond
Dec. 8
Dimitri Gonzales, 37, Frankfort, arrested on . . . more »


Courthouse offices get creative decorating doors

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
Enter the Clinton County courthouse through the north door and on the floor outside the surveyor’s door you’ll see a taped outline of a body. The outline – complete with a cane – indicate . . . more »


Central school board sets 10-year calendar

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
The Clinton Central School Board took the unusual step at their December meeting Monday to set the district’s calendar through 2028.
After hearing motions to approve the action, Board President John Crum turned the . . . more »


FFD and CCBGC make holidays brighter for local families

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Thanks to a partnership between Frankfort firefighters and representatives from the Clinton County Boys & Girls Club, three area families will have toys, clothes, food and daily living staples to enjoy this holiday season.
Acco . . . more »



ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You know exactly what to do to get someone else’s attention, but is it worth it? You might need to deal with an unusually difficult person. One-on-one relating is highlighted. Know that you can come to terms with anyone, given some t . . . more »


Community Briefs

Volunteers needed to help seniors with tax prep
Volunteers are needed to assist taxpayers in preparing their taxes for 2017. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free face-to-face help for taxpayers over 60 and for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers.
Volunteers are needed . . . more »



By Susie Blackmore
IMperfect Yoga at the library
Everybody can do yoga! Contrary to yoga poses seen on social media, yoga can be made accessible for nearly everyone. Poses can be modified to fit a person’s unique needs or limitations – no matter age or . . . more »


Clinton Central Elementary Student Council has been busy

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
Marie McQuinn, Erika Robbins and Hailey Orem addressed the Clinton Central School Board Monday on behalf of the 27 fifth- and sixth-graders who sit on the CC Elementary Student Council. 
The three students took turns . . . more »


Four-year SBOA audit released

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
Frankfort Clerk-Treasurer Judy Sheets released a link Tuesday to the city’s 58-page financial examination from the Indiana State Board of Accounts, which recently completed its study of the City of Frankfort’s . . . more »


YMCA rolls out new equipment

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
Workers unloaded 24 new pieces of exercise equipment at the Clinton County Family YMCA Monday, replacing all of the facility’s old treadmills, elliptical machines, rowers and stationary bikes with new, state-of-the- . . . more »



ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Focus on a key person. You relate to others easily. You could meet someone today and feel as if she or he has been in your life forever. Communication activates both professionally and emotionally. You are likely to achieve what you want. . . . more »



Chloe Grace-Rose Fullerton born Dec. 4
Chloe Grace-Rose Fullerton, the daughter of Matt and Melissa (Nichols) Fullerton, of Frankfort, was born Dec. 4, 2017, at Witham Health Services.
Chloe weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.
She joins brother Gabriel, 5, and sister, Mad . . . more »


In brief

FHS Class of 1963 meets at Hoops
The Frankfort High School Class of 1963 met at Hoops Sports Bar and Restaurant on Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. Those attending were Martha Aders, David Beals, Jan Crawford, Bob Dean, Carole Ferris, Shady Lane, Bill Mohler, Donna Myers, Pat and . . . more »


West joins IU Health Arnett Physicians 

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
Indiana University Health Arnett Physicians has announced that board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner Whitney West has joined its Family Medicine department located at the IU Health Arnett Medical Offices, 550 S. Hoke . . . more »


Foundation announces 2nd half grant winners

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The Clinton County Community Foundation announced Monday that it has awarded $72,631 in competitive grants during the second half of 2017. Combined with the first half total of $92,000, CCCF awarded $164,631 for the year.
“Do . . . more »


Ind. addresses potential water crisis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials in Indiana are trying to prevent a water crisis as both supply and infrastructure are inadequate for future needs.
A 2016 survey found that Indiana utilities have an immediate need for $2.26 billion to replace water meters, hydra . . . more »



ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You can push yourself only so far to achieve the results you desire. Fatigue marks your behavior. Be wise and squeeze in a nap when you can. You could be very busy this coming week. Don’t let a loved one rain on your parade. Tonight: . . . more »


Community Briefs

Enjoy Christmas at the Haan Mansion Musium
Young and old alike will love the family-friendly Christmas displays at the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art. You’ll find Christmas trees and nativity sets in almost every room. There’s a gingerbread house bi . . . more »


Community Briefs

FHS Class of 1954 meets
The Frankfort High School Class of 1954 held their monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Main Street Grille in downtown Frankfort.
Twenty-three classmates, relatives, and friends attended: Jack and Shirley Taylor, Nancy Clossin, Jerry Werd . . . more »


State climatologists predict mild winter - maybe

According to the latest seasonal outlook from the Indiana State Climate Office based at Purdue University, Hoosiers could be in for a repeat of last winter, when a weak La Niña system fizzled early in the season and unusually mild condition . . . more »


House fire results in 1 fatality

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
The Michigan Township Volunteer Fire Department was the first on the scene at a house fire at 503 N. Main St. in Michigantown Friday that resulted in the death of a person at the home.
According to MTVFD Assistant Fire Ch . . . more »


Christmas luncheon features CC steel drum band

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
The Clinton Central Steel Drum Band was the featured entertainment at the annual Christmas luncheon hosted by the Clinton County Family YMCA Friday. Singer and guitarist Myron Chezem then wrapped up the holiday get-togeth . . . more »


Mayor: Event center symbolizes Frankfort's future

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
Dentist and downtown property developer Dr. Jill Snyder was the invited guest of Mayor Chris McBarnes at the Tuesday meeting of the Frankfort City Council.
McBarnes asked Snyder to attend the session to provide the counci . . . more »


Duke provides $700K in winter assistance funds

FT STAFF REPORT - news@ftimes.com
Duke Energy is once again assisting customers who may struggle to pay their winter energy bills.
The company is contributing $600,000 for low-income customer energy assistance through its Helping Hand program.
In addition, Duke Ene . . . more »